Fulham manager Mark Hughes has resigned after less than a year in charge at Craven Cottage.

Hughes has been linked with the vacant job at Aston Villa, but it looks increasingly unlikely the Midlands club will move to appoint the Welshman.

Fulham had been in talks with Hughes to extend the two-year deal he signed in July, but the club admitted defeat in their attempts to prevent him walking away after he offered his resignation.

The Cottagers hope to have a manager in place in the next three weeks, in time for the start of their Europa League campaign.